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Penal family still in shock after tree falls on car along UBH

The three members of a Penal family, who had a close call with a tree on Wednesday, are still in shock and thank God that they are still alive.

Around 11.30 am yesterday, Lisa Rampersad, of #87 Tulsa Trace, San Francique Road, Penal, was driving a white Mitsubishi Lancer south along the Uriah Butler Highway, just after the Mount Hope roundabout on the extreme left lane, when a tree suddenly fell on the vehicle.

The fallen tree crushed the front windscreen and damaged the hood of the car.

The front seat passenger Geeta Mitchell, 57, received injuries to her head, while the backseat passenger Amrit Rampersad also received head injuries.

Twin teen boys were also in the vehicle, but they escaped unharmed.

The Office of the Disaster Preparedness and Management said the uprooted tree was among several reports they received yesterday, due to the high winds experienced.

The high winds alert which was issued by the Meteorological Office on Tuesday was upgraded to Orange Alert yesterday at 11.29 am.